1. ITV Report

Robin Williams' daughter leaves social media after receiving abuse

Zelda Williams has left social media after receiving abuse in the wake of her father's death. Credit: Reuters

Robin Williams' daughter has left social media after receiving abusive messages - including images of photoshopped images of her father's body - in the wake of his death.

Zelda Williams, 25, said she had taken the decision to remove social media applications from her phone and other devices before deciding whether to delete her accounts.

Ms Williams received photoshopped photographs of her father's body, entertainment site Just Jared reported.

In a tweet, which has since been deleted, she pleaded with her 170,000 followers to report two users who had sent her the images and abusive messages, saying she was "shaking".

Zelda Williams pictured with her late father in 2009. Credit: Reuters

She later posted a statement on her Instagram page, claiming people were "judging her" on the number of photos she had posted of her with her late father.

I will be leaving this account while I heal and decide if I'll be deleting it or not.

In this difficult time, please try to be respectful of the accounts of myself, my family and my friends.

Mining our accounts for photos of dad, or judging me on the number of them is cruel and unnecessary.

There are a couple throughout, but the real private moments I shared with him were precious, quiet, and believe it or not, not full of photos or 'selfies'.

I shared him with a world where everyone was taking their photo with him, but I was lucky enough to spend time with him without cameras too.

That was more than enough, and I'm grateful for what little time I had.

My favorite photos of family are framed in my house, not posted on social media, and they 'll remain there.

They would've wound up on the news or blogs then, and they certainly would now.

That's not what I want for our memories together. Thank you for your respect and understanding in this difficult time. Goodbye. Xo

– Zelda Williams

She posted a heartbreaking message from The Little Prince in tribute to her father, who was found dead at his home in California on Monday.

Barack Obama was among the high-profile figures to pay tribute to the actor and comedian following his death, describing the 63-year-old as "one of a kind".

More on this story